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Tim Ryan College Scholarship

Deadline extended to May 15th

In spring 2008 Herndon Youth Soccer began awarding $1,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors who have participated in the club as a player, referee, coach and/or volunteer. The scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s involvement in the club over the years, their application and an essay. Recipients will be announced in May/June with monetary distribution made directly to the college or other post-secondary institution upon proven acceptance.
Recipients can be attending any High School but must be a graduating senior. Please see the application on the next page and remember to enclose a copy of your High School transcripts.

Tim Ryan was a long time HYS coach and volunteer who died in 2007 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He coached for his children’s soccer teams from microkicks to all-stars to travel, along the way founding some very successful travel teams. Tim fought the battle with cancer the same way he did everything else, with optimism, strength and faith. Tim exemplified the spirit of good sportsmanship and volunteerism that is prized by every sports organization and we are honored to award these scholarships in his name.


Noah Halterman-Mitchell will graduate from Herndon High School and will attend Muhlenberg College. Noah played in the HYS rec league and then on HYS Travel until he was 16 when he decided to start coaching instead. He coached in both regular season and all-stars for the U12b and U13b divisions. He has been a frequent volunteer at in person registrations as well, and an occasional referee.

Nathaniel Vellanikaran will graduate from South Lakes High School and will attend VCU. Nate played rec and then has played Travel soccer for HYS since he was U9. He is a current member of the 2003 Herndon Argentinos Jrs Black team ( 2019-20 Finalists in State Cup).  Nate co-coached this past season in our U8b division.

Past Winners

Year Name(s)
2020 Noah Halterman-Mitchell Nathaniel Vellanikaran
2019 Hannah King Jessica Small
2018 Camryn Koch Olivia Duston
2017 Seanna Adam Kaylan Schoenefeldt
2016 Nicholas Geyer Sammy Zemni
2015 Collin Peterson Josue Mendez
2014 Ryan Lesane Casey Martin
2013 Tyler Hutchins Selim Zemni
2012 Rachel Durrwater Victor Jovel

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